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MMM-AlexaPi



  • Solid! Good job guys!



  • Good morning guys,
    a quick question for everyone who managed to get this to work. How is the performance when leaving the mirror on for a couple of hours?

    I havent had the time to properly test it yet, but yesterday night I was under the impression that the MMM-AlexaPi module is quite a heavy hitter performance wise. I use a raspberry pi 3 and don’t feel like I overloaded it (only default modules + mmm-alexapi, motion detection and mmm-uklivebusinfo as 3rd party ones). But the newsticker got stuck after ten minutes and I was unable to close or alt+tab out of magic mirror. Again, I havent tested it properly yet since I didnt have the time, just wondering whether you experienced similar slow-downs.

    Best regards / Dave



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  • @Davepre If you lost the “hello” at the beginning, you might be able to change back to ‘vlc’ as playback_handler and see if that works. I’ve had the best results with ‘sox’, however, I’m currently running on v1.4 with vlc as my handler and it’s working great. I get my flash briefing, I get music access from TuneIn and iHeartRadio. It’s almost as good as my Dot that I have in the kitchen.



  • @Davepre said in MMM-AlexaPi:

    Good morning guys,
    a quick question for everyone who managed to get this to work. How is the performance when leaving the mirror on for a couple of hours?

    I havent had the time to properly test it yet, but yesterday night I was under the impression that the MMM-AlexaPi module is quite a heavy hitter performance wise. I use a raspberry pi 3 and don’t feel like I overloaded it (only default modules + mmm-alexapi, motion detection and mmm-uklivebusinfo as 3rd party ones). But the newsticker got stuck after ten minutes and I was unable to close or alt+tab out of magic mirror. Again, I havent tested it properly yet since I didnt have the time, just wondering whether you experienced similar slow-downs.

    Best regards / Dave

    Every once in a while the mirror sticks but not often. I’ve been running AlexaPi from the start. Usually I just CTRL+Q to restart the mirror or I reboot. I have a reboot button on the side of my mirror. see my setup here. I also have a monitor off button. I have an old LCD monitor that get very hot and overheats, turning off the HDMI, so I keep it off most of the time, however Alexa still runs in the background. I also have a temperature sensor on my MM and I have a 5V fan attached to my Pi to keep it cool. It stays belwo 45degC.



  • @lucallmon Thanks for the feedback. I hope to get the chance to test a bit more during the weekend and report back if the performce issues become really bad 🙂

    Best regards / Dave



  • changing to sox helped me get the hello at start…and improved playback for me…it’s a little slow but a cool feature…



  • Hello everybody,

    first off all i want to give all of you a BIG THANKS for helping me out 😉 🙂
    I had some trouble’s installing and setting up Alexa with MM.
    After reading the forums and the people having the same issue, this entry helped me a lot and i have Alexa integrated in MM and working now.

    Wow wat is everybody so motivated and helpfull. Keep up the good work everybody and looking forward making MM the best.

    Greets a happy MM beginner.



  • @mymmbeginner I am happy this post helped. As a newbie here I am really impressed with the support from this community as well. Glad to be a part of it!


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